Yup, they look like weapons alright.
What Blackhawk means is that is very difficult, if not impossible, to tell the quality of a weapon from a covered picture. Also, most dag weapons look the same. I would suggest using a sewn cloth cover, or at least a plain black sock cover, for weapons. White socks, or socks with logos, look silly.
Don't waste time with blue weapons. Make a red sword.
Don't start out with a red weapon. I would recommend starting out sword and board, then going to spear, and then going to glaive if you want to become a red user.