Thats true Andy, they don't perform well on that type of ground.
I've been thinking of going to the Sears garden dept in spring and just
picking up one of their stainless steel garden trowels. It would add a bit
of weight to the kit, but not that much I think.
Nice looking kit shovel <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbup.gif" alt="" />
Those don't work so well in hard/rocky ground though.