Every household should have a pair of these tweezers. They are accurately ground to a fine point with a light cross-score on the inside to grip the sliver. The holes in either side make for a secure finger grip since the fleshy part of your finger naturally beds in the hole as you squeeze.
Not only do they avoid a lot of rooting around with needles in increasingly painful excavations, but they are a superb finishing tool as well; you can pluck errant brush hairs or bits of dirt off a piece of work without disturbing the surrounding finish.
3/8" wide hardened stainless steel.
Made in USA.