I don't know about Swedish matches. I used to be able get a brand called Criterion that I thought were the best strike on box matches going. They were made in the Soviet Union. I haven't seen them for better than 7 years. I miss them. The matches were good and the box was cool.
I like using matches but the cost per light is too high. Those Swedish Matches are particularly expensive, $14.20 for three boxes of 45 on Amazon.com. Diamond Strike Anywhere kitchen matches (a mere spark of what they used to be) come in at around a penny per light.
I've been using bees wax/hemp wick to light my pipe for the past week. It seems to work very nicely.Of course you still have to light the wick with something.