I remember an SNL sketch where Kristen Wiig is a housewife and a door-to-door knife salesman (forget the cast member) comes to the porch. He proceeds to butcher himself through the demonstration. That was the joke, I guess?
But, I truly laughed out loud/snarfed when she exclaimed her husband was Ronald Ginsu.
This brand has been around forever, and I have never known it as anything but a made-for-TV knife set.
I bought a set of these when i moved and couldn’t find my real knives for a while. (They were on sale, and I thought it would be funny.) They are NOT better than nothing. They will cut things to some degree. But the blades are super thick. These are the splitting mauls of the knife world.