What is a tack lifter?
A tack lifter is a simple hand tool similar to a screwdriver. It is typically between 15-30cm (6-12 inches) in length and is used to lift tacks out of carpets, upholstery and furniture.
It has a blade, a shaft, and a handle. It differs from a screwdriver insomuch that it has an 45° angled blade which is also forked like a snake's tongue.