Thank you guys! It is at least in part a bit speculative, but most I hope is well founded. It is difficult to limit the scope though, since there are so many threads that really need following to the end, but space and the patience of the readers limits things somewhat. It is a bit unsatisfying though, since I need to cut quite a few topics short. I am talking about working more on the topic with a friend though.
Then again, the idea was to present a little glimpse of the idea worlds of mysticism and religion surrounding the fencers and their guilds in the Renaissance and how it might tie to the Rose. It is a bit of a peculiar technique as I think it was relatively "new" in that it doesn't seem to be described before Paurnfeindt in 1516. Meyer of course takes it the farthest, applying it to several weapons.
Oh and James! I would love to see you share what you have found! Everyone is welcome to publish their thoughts on HROARR so you are most welcome too.