I just bought a Lesche from Puiaki. The were very responsive and easy to deal with. I placed the order on Saturday and had it in the PO Box by Wednesday.
I don’t have any experience with other quality tools (beyond a cheap hand trowel from Mitre 10) … No comparison, the Lesche was like a hot knife through butter in even some tough clay soils.
I’ve only dug twice in parks, but was glad to have a small digging tool rather than a handled spade as I think I would have drawn even more attention from other park users.
Cheers and good luck!