I checked a couple of dictionaries, but I found no translation for "close combat". I am looking for an expression for fighting close to one's enemy as opposed to using long distance weaponry. What would be a good translation for "close combat" in Latin? How did the Romans describe fighting without long range weapons? Pugna proxima is my best attempt, but it sounds wrong.
The example sentence I have in mind is "A sword is a weapon for close combat". (Pick any of the words for a sword you like.)