https://www.ebay.com/itm/Plisson-Shaving-brush-Horn-handle-Pure-High-mountain-badger-knot-NEW/254193204597?_trkparms=aid=111001&algo=REC.SEED&ao=1&asc=20160908105057&meid=2bbbd63d7ca045ae8f746e3c06ceec29&pid=100675&rk=2&rkt=15&sd=173866328202&itm=254193204597&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci:bea2a151-71b1-11e9-a0d3-74dbd180c3bc|parentrq:985cda7516a0aa42ed5d2c7fffe57800|iid:1 Seller advertises this brush as "NEW". In the body of his ad, he states that he did a "test lathering" "I lathered in a bowl for test - Very efficient brush building lather in no time." I wrote him a very cordial letter explaining that new means new and this brush has been lathered and therefore should no longer be advertised as new. Indeed, all you have to do is look at the seller's pictures to quickly and easily ascertain that this brush is in NO WAY NOS. His response: "I don't see it to be an issue. Also - I never hide any detail from my buyers. I describe everything and everything they need to know is written. I could "omit" saying I lathered in a bowl, but I don't. It is a fully and honest description of the items as I always do." So...is it new or is it used?