I recently had a stock whip made by Jim Hurlbutt come in for a fall replacement. Here’s the whip when it got to me:
and here’s close up of the fall keeper. The fall had broken off right at the keeper.
The first thing I did was give it a coat of grease as the whip was very dry. After letting that soak in I put the new fall on and it was back in the mail to its owner in a flash!
Jim put an interesting knot on the handle:
I’ve done a whip or two like that, but not very many.