What sets this effect far and above any arm choppers or
guillotines is that this looks to be a replica of an actual
guillotine, which leads to many scripting opportunities.
For example, the magician could launch into a discussion
about the history of the French Guillotine and explain that
this is not a working model, but instead for demonstration
purposes only. Then during the lecture, the magician inserts
his hand in what would be the head hole, pulls on the release chain and WHOOPS, down comes the blade and the magicians hand is lopped off and drops into the basket. This is a beautiful prop from the mind of Craig Beytien. It breaks in half for easy transport and looks just as deadly as its big brother, the Monster Guillotine. Our plans and instructions include photos of the actual prop and the full building details and the original presentation by Craig Beytien