It was immediately brought to the property managers attention. He offered the boy the equivelant of 90 dollars, and he couldn’t refuse. The manager then gifted it to the owner of the estate. Basse Fonss of Hinsgavl Manor.
Hingsgavl manor was apart of the Hindsgavl. It’s the pieces of land that connect Frederica and Middlefart (centre of Denmark).
As the Exposition Universelle at Paris approached in 1889. Danish collectors realized they needed something big. The museum never lent out objects but always sent copies. Since Hindsgavldolken was private owned, Basse Fonss was approached. He agreed to lend it out.
After the Exposition universelle, the museum and collectors were so impressed with its attraction and features. They made Basse an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Production of stone daggers continued into the bronze age. Especially in the north. It’s believed this dagger was produced around 4000 years ago. It is almost 30cm long, and the blade thickness is less than 1cm. It shines a beautiful black and brown.
Did you know? The 100 krone danish bank note (about 15.5$ usd) features Hindsgavldolken, or Hindsgavl Dagger.
Bibliography: “Hindsgavl dolken” (in Danish). National Museum of Denmark. Retrieved 12 October 2021.
Stafford, Michael (June 1998). “In search of Hindsgavl: experiments in the production of Neolithic Danish flint daggers”. Antiquity. 72 (276): 339. doi:10.1017/S0003598X00086610. S2CID163872884.