The Guilloche version is not the only recent Graf von Faber-Castell pencil variant.
Also for sale in some markets is the original version, but without the silver plated cap.
I’d hesitate to call it a “discount” Graf von Faber-Castell pencil – but perhaps that wording is correct.
PenciLog (in Korea) first displayed this pencil online – perhaps a year ago? A few recently washed ashore in Canada, thanks to an erudite and scholarly reader in the US.
Sold in paper banded sets of three, I’m not sure if this pencil belongs in the product line.
Pencil Boxes (II) – Graf von Faber-Castell (pencil talk – February, 2008)
Graf von Faber-Castell pencils. (pencil talk – July, 2006)