The Shoe Dauber is made in Germany . Like our Shoe Shine Brushes it has 100% genuine horsehair bristles that are of the finest and softest quality to be found. An elegant brown wooden handle with a clear coat finish allows for easy handling and mess-free application of shoe polish to your shoes. The Shoe Dauber is available in black and grey brown. To prevent color contamination it is recommended to use separate Daubers for every color of shoe polish. For example, use the black dauber only on black shoes or boots and use the grey-brown dauberonly on brown or tan shoes or boots.