Kauai man sets Champagne saber record

Photo: James "Kimo" Rosen

A Kauai man set a world record Sunday at Taste of Hawaii at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua.

Antonio Palomares, general manager of Kauai Grill in Princeville, set the record for sabering, or opening with a saber knife, 31 Champagne bottles in 45 seconds.

Here’s how it works: The blunt side of the blade slides along the body of bottle, hitting the lip and breaking the glass, separating the collar from the neck of the bottle.

It’s an old tradition dating back to the days of Napoleon in France.

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