The question really is whether I like his numbers. I'll mull it over, but cutting the cudgel to 2D6 is likely. The sword likely had damage figures based on the MgT rapier (1d6+4). I'll have to think about it.
EDIT: I checked the numbers, and decided that using the Classic Traveller values was a better choice. From appearances, the 1d6 value in Cepheus is a result of MgT omitting the foil and sword and adding in a rapier to replace them. As previously noted, T20 was useless in that regard and MgT had the same problem the 1977 version of Traveller had: damage values that on a successful hit do no damage.
I'll push an update shortly.
EDIT 2: File updated.
I'm looking at p. 82 of Cepheus
right now. It says 3d6 for a sword, foil, and cutlass. I think that makes sense. A "blade" is 2d6. GT considered a "blade" to be a "short sword." That's why I thought the 1d6 was a typo. Also, the description of foil is "also known as the rapier," just like CT. I don't know. It's a judgment call, I guess. I've always thought that the melee damage in Traveller
was kinda screwy.
I considered that Kemp had changed the cudgel for the reasons that you mentioned. I don't believe Mongoose uses cudgels. Anyway, it looks like he's used a lot of CT rules to fill in the Mongoose OGL gaps.
I don't remember what the damage dice from T20/SciFi 20 were. I personally wouldn't have a problems with funny-looking dice
Platonic solids, as long as they made sense.
What? No 3d6-8 body pistols or 4d6-8 carbines?