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Offline Zradix

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Green YAG for knapping?
« on: February 11, 2020, 04:58:12 PM »
Hello,
Have any of you all heard, seen, or tried knapping YAG?
YAG is yttrium aluminum garnet.
It is a crystal used for simulated gemstones.
I have no idea how to knapp...or how to tell if the material works.
I do know it can fracture to edges that put any razor to shame...but I don't think that necessarily means it's knappable.

 
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Offline Jon Stewart

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Re: Green YAG for knapping?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 11:33:14 AM »
Sure looks like it will knap but there is really only one way to find out. You have an outlet for this material?  Cheap outlet?  lol

Offline flntknp17

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Re: Green YAG for knapping?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 08:12:30 PM »
If its truly a garnet, it likely won't knap since it would have a crystal lattice with preferred cleavage planes and wouldn't likely have conchoidal fracture. 

Offline Jon Stewart

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Re: Green YAG for knapping?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 09:32:36 PM »
I spoke with the OP. It is a man made material. I haven't heard back from him in awhile. I was going to get some from him and try it. He is only about 30 miles from me.

Offline razorsharptokill

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Re: Green YAG for knapping?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 12:22:26 PM »
Maybe there are seconds or scraps to be had. That would make a pretty point if it is knappable.
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