The inscription on the blade reads 'Das Officiers Corps des 4ten Husaren Regiments/ihrem scheidenden Obersten in dankbarer Erinnerung 1847' (The officer corps of the 4th Hussar Regiment to their departing Colonel in grateful rememberance). This refers to the Commander of the 4th Imperial and Royal Hussar Regiment, Jakob von Parrot (1792-1858), whose coat-of-arms, accompanied by the crosses of four Russian imperial Orders, is on the button
The occasion of the presentation was Parrot's departure from the Regiment which he had commanded since 1840, on promotion to Generalmajor. It is recorded as follows in Gustav Ritter Amon von Treuenfest's Geschichte des k.u.k. Husaren-Regiments Nr. 4, Vienna, 1903, p. 484:
'By highest resolution of 2nd January 1848, Colonel v. Parrot was advanced to Major General, to whom the officers' corps presented a sabre as a token of their unlimited esteem, on which the names of all the officers was engraved. The records of the Regiment say that the engraving would certainly be no more enduring than the memory of the universally honoured commander which would remain indelibly in the hearts of all members of the Regiment'
Parrot, who had a distinguished career in the imperial services, was for a short time attached to an English Hussar regiment (unnamed) as a riding master in 1821
A similar sabre by Haussmann in the Austrian Army Museum, Vienna, was presented in 1841 to Col. Ignaz von Legeditsch by the officers' corps of the 8th Regiment of Hussars. Both are based on the standard sabre introduced in Austria in 1837 for officers of most regiments. The supplementary guard was introduced in 1838, unofficially, but allowed by tacit consent