"Der Mann ist einen Kopf grösser als ich. Das kann ich ändern."*
A mistake was made.
"In 1642 an executioner took 29 swings to eventually hack off a murderer's head," is what some halfwit wrote. But! As everybody knows, even you ignorant blockheads out there, the 29 swings occurred in 1632.
It also occurs to me that talk of the rubber tomahawk may imply the executioner was using an axe. Naturally, you oafs would have realised he'd been using a sword. I mean, if he took 29 swipes to lop off someone's head with an axe, chances are he WAS using a rubber tomahawk. Although his sword was probably less your flashing scimitar and more your child-safe butter-knife.
NB: This amendment was prompted by a note from famed hysterian **, Harry Hutton. Damn him and his healthy scepticism!