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A maunche (alternately spelled manche or maunch) is an unusual charge used in heraldry. Resembling a highly stylized letter M, the maunche is actually meant to portray a billowing lady's sleeve, separated from her dress at the shoulder.

The depiction of a maunche in an achievement of arms can vary widely, from a simple representation of a sleeve to highly baroque swirls and ribbons, however all depictions are blazoned alike and do not count as a point of difference.

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The arms of Lord Fulk de Toron in Ealdormere, showing a maunche.

The Order of the Maunche

The Order of the Maunche is an award for Arts and Sciences in the East Kingdom of the SCA.

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The badge of the Order of the Maunche, showing another representation of the maunche

Order of the Maunche Webpage