The Melee combat tutor (named Harlan) is one of the three basic instructors found on a small hill outside of Lumbridge Castle. New players who talk to him can acquire a training sword as well as a training shield to use, but are only good for recently created characters. If a player has achieved 99 Defence, they can purchase a Defence cape and its respective hood from him for 99,000 coins.
The melee instructor is close to Wilfred, the master of Woodcutting.
Note: If a player has multiple 99s, they will receive the trimmed variant of the cape instead.