That's quite a statement. More than one steel is "better" than VG-10, although none claim to be the equal of anything nor do any claim to be best. It's all about requirements. As much as I love Hitachi AS and Gokinko, I have come to prefer AEB-L/13C26 and other Swedish steels capable of extreme sharpness and varying toughness depending on heat treatment. Many Japanese manufacturers have started using these steels for the very same reason.