An overview of various melee weapons, either purpose-built or improvised, that appear in the stories of the Revelation Space universe.
Despite the highly advanced weaponry in the future history of the RS universe, melee weapons, both crude and advanced, purpose-built and improvised, still find uses in anti-personnel and self-defence roles, mainly as personal sidearms.
Purpose-built melee weapons
Non-ranged handheld weapons purpose-built for melee combat or close quarters combat.
Daggers and bayonets
Long curved knives
Whiphounds serve as the multi-purpose personal sidearms of prefects in the Panoply police force of Yellowstone and the Glitter Band. They are non-projectile, less-lethal weapons and are intended primarily for self-defence. Due to their non-ranged nature, they focus on melee combat or close quarters arrests of suspects. Their multi-purpose design allows them to be reconfigured into several different types of melee weaponry, including a whip-like weapon, a baton, or even a sword-like blade. Their only ranged capability outside of the whip implement consists of them being switched to grenade mode and used as an explosive or incapacitating throwing weapon. 
Improvised melee weapons
Items and devices not intended to be actual weapons, but used as weapons in pressing situations.
On Sky's Edge, while on a hunting trip with Cahuella and Gitta, Cahuella's associate Tanner Mirabel uses a monofilament scythe. The tool was used for quickly cutting down local vegetation while preparing a campsite outdoors. When the group came under attack by hired killers, Mirabel successfully utilised the scythe's super-sharp monofilament thread against Rodriguez, one of the hired assassins. 
|Melee weapons | Whiphound | Crossbow | Clockwork gun |
Slug-gun | Submachine gun | Dart rifle | Electromagnetic needle-gun
"Beamer" pistol | Particle-beam rifle | Plasma rifle | Plasma bazooka
|Ouroborus-class Worm | Weevil-class War Robot | Whiphound|
|SPACECRAFT WEAPONRY AND DEFENCES|
|Magnetic railgun | Boser | Ack-am | Foam-phase Munition | Pin-head munitions |
Camouflaging screens | Hypometric weapon | Bladder-mine
|Cache Weapons | Solar Weapon|