I like old, rustic things that look like they have been used and then stored in a barn for years. This shepherd's crook does not fit that description, but I have misplaced my wooden crook and I have been reminded how crazy it is to catch sheep (Even in the barn in a pen) without a crook.
I put this together as a temporary until my other shows up (made from 3/4"pvc pipe and fittings) however, it works suprisingly well! The crook needs to be wider for the big rams, but it catches the ewes and lambs and seems to hold them better than the one I lost. It doesn't have much character, but has found a place in our barn (until I lose it)