I use dutch biners, but my brother uses the marlin spike hitch method. He cut up one of my old carbon arrows and uses those. I was thinking a piece of aluminum gutter nail would do the trick until we came upon an old broken arrow out in the barn.
^^^Boot... Not trying to be safety patrol or anything, and also not implying that you didn't already think about it, but, I'm not so sure I would want the match heads being able to contact the striker inside the match box. Chances are nothing would come of it, but with my luck I'd wind up burning a hole through my pocket or worse. Maybe turn the matches so the heads are at the bottom of the box? Nice idea with the strikers on the outside though. Hope you don't take offense.