Ratos is a Swedish classic that has been on the Swedish market for more than 40 years. Pipe smokers know Ratos as an affordable quality pipe in many different shapes. Quality are all equally high, only genuine 'Old' briarrot may be used. Some of the pipes have meerschaum lined bowls. In 2009, all Ratos pipes are fitted with filters.
Some of these pipes are distributed by the Borkum Riff tobacco brand at pipe smoking contests.
Ratos pipes are today (2009) manufactured in France, in the oldest factory still operating.