The highest quality of Agarwood besides Kyara/Kynam, is
Sinking Agarwood. Sinking Agarwood are pieces of agarwood which sinks when place in water.
It has the highest agarwood resin content which take many years
to form in wild agarwood trees.
Generally, many sinking
agarwood on the markets are manipulated by various sellers, they
add heavy stuff into agarwood to ensure it sinks.. Take for
example, stones,sands, iron block, super glue, cement, tar and
other stuff you can think off. Well, the price of sinking
agarwood has a huge difference to non sinking agarwood, every
grams is important and expensive.
As everyone knows, wood
contains moisture. Most of the wood that you bought from the
source or even in shops are not 100% dry, so to get the real
sinking agarwood, you need to judge it after it dries out after
several months or even several years for bigger piece of agarwood.
We have some agarwood which sink immediately for the first two
years, but within the third of fourth year, it will be
completely dry and turns into non sinking. Majority of my
sinking stocks still sinks, however, not every piece of agarwood
will sinks, please bear in mind that if you love a particular
piece of agarwood, it does not matter much whether it sinks.
Eventually, not every piece of wood will be able to sink after
several years. (After 5 years, it's pretty stable if your wood
still sinks) Sinking Agarwood Battleship - Own
The above piece is one of my collection for sinking
agarwood, it sink immediately and has very good frangance even
is sinking agarwood so expensive? Sinking
Agarwood is expensive because it takes many years(E.g 10 - 80
years) for Agarwood tree to produce agarwood resin and aging
process to reach the sinking properties.
How to tell if the Sinking Agarwood is the real stuff which
i wanted to buy since im new to agarwood. The
best way for beginner is to buy non sinking agarwood and learn
from there. Tiny piece of sinking agarwood are not too
expensive, especially those use for burning,
you can try getting some
instead of buying big chunks of sinking agarwood. It takes time
for you to aquire the knowledge needed to not just earn from
agarwood, but prevent you from losing too much cash on hand.
Sinking Agarwood for
bracelets Many of the sinking agarwood
bracelets are very expesnive nowdays. It's pretty hard to get a
good piece of agarwood to make it into sinking agarwood beads.Much of the beads you make from
your sinking agarwood block does not always sinks like you
expected it. Due to the resin distribution and moisture loss,
you will have both sinking and non sinking beads. Also, the
shape and holes of agarwood also affect the number of beads you
can make, thus adding more challenges in making them.
Average around 30+ gram
will be enough for a piece of agarwood bracelet to sink
for 16mm size.
Cultivated Sinking Agarwood? I have seen
sinking bits of cultivated agarwood, which i must say, is very
good for burning purpose and has a much better aroma than the
usual batch of cultivated agarwood. In fact, to have cultivated
sinking agarwood, you need to induce your tree for around 8-10
years, and better if it's a bigger tree. Upon harvesting, you
will be able to collect tiny pieces of sinking agarwood, with
some cutting and careful cravings, you have the grade which can
rival good quality natural agarwood.Can cultivated sinking compare to natural wild
sinking agarwood? Im afraid not, because in the end of the day,
natural agarwood is still the best. Be it for consumption ,
medicine or burning.