Lincoln Stain Wax shoe polish is a paste polish with a deep color pigment. It is sold in the large containers, 2 1/8 oz. Lincoln Shoe Polish is made with imported Carnauba Wax and a blend of other fine materials to stain, waterproof, nourish and shine leather.Black
This polish was developed for the Military during
WWII. The first color was made for the Marines and is still sold today as Marine Cordovan.
Some folks say they started using it in the military and won't use anything else.
The colors are:
We found this article on US military.about.com
regarding Spit Shining and thought I would share it with you.
Spread a thick layer of paste polish over the leather to be spit shined.
Wrap a soft, clean cloth around your index finger so you have a smooth area on the end of your finger and dip it in water so it is thoroughly wet but not dripping.
Using a small circular motion, buff the dried polish with the wet cloth until a shine starts to develop.
Still using the damp rag on your finger, apply a fine layer of polish in a circular motion and keep on rubbing lightly until a hazy shine develops.
Keeping the rag damp, build up the shine with thin layers of polish applied in circles with light pressure until a glossy shine develops.
When sufficient shine has developed, use a clean, dry, soft cloth to give it a final buff and remove any last haze.