The Guillotines in Soul Calibur II are large and cumbersome when wielded by Voldo. They are brown with a signature large blade that is sharpened and primed for killing. It is among one of the tortuous devices Voldo uses, along with the Iron Ram and Heavy Jurs.
Large pendulum-styled guillotines. The areas behind the blades are shaped conveniently for gripping, and they can be used as-is like a weapon, but they are heavy and require strength to handle. They are appropriate weapons for one such as Voldo whose duty is to deliver justice to intruders.
The guillotine was used in extreme frequency during the French Revolution-in which peasants and the infamous Robespierre put to death anyone who did not harbor radical ideas of reform in France during this time. Ironically, Robespierre was eventually put to death by the guillotine himself.
The guillotine was the official method of execution in France until the death penalty was relented in 1981.
The last guillotining in France was Hamida Djandoubi on September 10, 1977.