Nooses - disassembled rope-ladders,
built to replicate the feeling of a necktie
for a first-time wearer,
but with thrice the constricting properties.
Guillotines - string-operated cleavers.
There is nothing they cannot cut through.
Useful for killing, barbering, dissecting,
or the preparation of chopped salads.
The electric chair - a taser
of inconvenient size.
Can turn the stubborn
into bloodless cowards,
and at the same time,
reduce their innards to shepherd's pie.