What I thought were just some Faber-Castell school pencils turned out to be something much more interesting. This is the Faber-Castell 1329—so generic that it didn’t even get a name. The first thing that surprised me though, is where they are from. Of all places, Ireland:
However, the box they came in (not pictured) is standard Faber-Castell fare, including labels in German (e.g. 1 Gros, gelbpoliert). It’s entirely possible that the packaging materials were printed in Germany and sent to Ireland.
There are no other markings on the pencil, including barcodes, etc. They are older—my guess is sometime around the ’70s or ’80s based on the logo and the packaging, but that is just a guess. Next, the “Faber-Castell” logo was set in an unusual typeface:
Most surprising is that the diameter of this pencil is considerably smaller than that of the average pencil. On the left is an Eberhard Faber Van Dyke, and on the right is the 1329:
Last but not least, the 1329 is still made today, but it has been given a name: the Bonanza. I have some of these pencils (thanks Matthias) and they have a standard diameter. They are available both with (1320) and without (1329) a tip: