The worn german silver plating screams continental, but I really liked the pattern on the barrel:
And I’m always a sucker for a great name like “Permanento.” Note also the interesting pattern around the crown:
This one got even better when it arrived, because the seller, who apparently didn’t know anything about pencils, left a couple things out:
That blue square is a color indicator - this is a multicolor pencil. And then there’s that great logo:
I was pretty sure the middle letters were “ie,” but I wasn’t sure whether the first letter is an o or a v and the last letter might be an r or a k. After I posted a question about this on the Pentrace page over on Facebook, my friend Giovanni Abrate figured out that it is “vier,” the German word for four – of course.
Aurora makes a “Permanento” pencil, but it isn’t a multicolor. Google isn’t turning anything up for me, so I’m at a dead end. I’d appreciate hearing any other information about it.