A maunch, or maunche, is an ancient heraldic charge, representing a highly stylized sleeve. As such, it has a standard heraldic form which is used in the Society: the wrist is to dexter, and the elbow bent to base, by default. The maunch was used as early as c.1255, in the arms of Hastings [Asp2 221].
A “dextrochère” is a maunch with a hand issuant from the cuff. This motif was more common in France and the Low Countries, as seen in the arms of Luesninge or Lösenich, c.1370 [Gelre 32v]. See also clothing.
The Order of the Maunch, of the East, bears: Per pale Or and purpure, a maunch counterchanged.
Aldith Angharad St. George bears: Per bend sinister gules and ermine, two maunches counterchanged.
Rose de la Mans bears: Per pale vert and sable, three maunches argent.
John of Hróðgerisfjörðr bears: Checky gules and argent, three maunches sable.