Cork handle is darker than brand new and without any notable physical flaws like cork missing, etc. This fly rod is a factory first item - not a second, demo or custom build. We are a full service fly shop in Milwaukee, WI who has been serving the United States and beyond since 1988. We've been in business for over 30 years - put your trust in us!The item "Scott Meridian 906/4 6wt 9'0 4 Piece Fly Fishing Rod" is in sale since Tuesday, November 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Rods\Fly Fishing Rods". The seller is "flyfishwi" and is located in Brookfield, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.