Handmade Shoe Shine Brush by Uno Brush.
Available in: 100% Horse Hair & 100%Goat Hair
- 152 x 54 mm
- 35mm Bristle Length
- Naturally White Bristles
- Japanese Magnolia Wood Handle
- Made in Japan
Horse hair is a great all-rounder for removing dirt, excess polish and buffing for a soft glossy finish. Essential for all any shoe care routines.
Goat hair is perfect for a high shine polish, buffing at the end for a glossy look. Also great for removing dust and fine particles.
We recommend using 2 brushes, 1 for dark colours (black, dark brown etc) and 1 for light colours, to avoid any streaking and staining.
About Uno Brush
Uno Brush is a 3rd generation family business in Tokyo, run by a mother and daughter team. They make brushes using only 100% natural material and the same techniques introduced to Japan over 100 years ago. The duo sorts every bristle skillfully by touch and feel, selecting only the best bristles for their brushes.
Brush craftsmen are an increasingly rare as the handmade process is incredibly labourious and time consuming. Each brush goes through a 11-step process with the most notable ones being sorting the bristles by hand and hand tufting.
Horse and goat hair are natural materials and have variation in qualities such as stiffness and spring. During the preparation, craftsmen mix and sort these bristles such that these variations even out. This is a wholly manual process which depends greatly on the craftsmen experience and skill.
Craftsmen fasten each tuft of bristle and secures it with a wire. The shoe shine brushes contain a total of 112 tufts (17 x 6 rows) which are all tied down individually, forming a brush with virtually no bristle loss and lasts a lifetime.