The grand history of Rattray's Pipes begins in the year 1880 with the birth of Charles Rattray. After studying tobacco for years, Charles opened up The House of Rattray in Perth, Scotland, in 1903.
The success of the shop shot forward at an incredible rate, and in no time at all, Charles and his tobacco blends became a hotspot for serious pipe smokers across the British Isles. Many of Charles' blends are still manufactured today as Rattray's Pipe Tobacco. There are many that love the Rattray pipes.
When Charles decided to add pipe manufacturing to the company, he enlisted the services of pipe carvers from England so that they could put a unique flare on his designs and help him get the product out fast.
The result of this is a diverse and unique collection of pipes that few other companies can rival. There are so many options and designs that anybody would be able to pick up a bunch of pipes and not repeat themselves. Rattray's offers both briar and meerschaum smoking pipes, for example. With both natural and dark coloring, smooth and sandblasted finishes, and traditional and carved meerschaums designs, you can the same shape six different ways!
After decades of success, Rattray's was acquired by Kohlhase & Kopp. In keeping with the spirit of solidarity of Europe, Rattray's pipes are produced around the continent in different countries.
Kohlhase & Kopp have a diverse and well respected history of its own, and their stewardship of the Rattray's name will ensure that the brand will stay both relevant and high quality for years to come. You will still be getting an excellent pipe for your collection at a reasonable price.
No matter the style, level, or type of tobacco pipe you are looking for, Rattray's has a pipe for you!