Whipping is the traditional way of binding the end of a rope to prevent it fraying. Synthetic cords can be melted, but natural fibres need whipping, and melting is ugly.
Whipping can also be used to create hand-grips on walking sticks.
This is my own variation on a method known as "perfect whipping". As far as I am aware, this is unique.
Step 1: Materials
The exact amount of paracord you need depends on the length of the grip you want, and the diameter of the stick you are using.
I used about three metres each of 2mm and 4mm cords.
The only tools you need to do the actual whipping are your hands, and a pair of pliers with a slightly-serrated face.