"A picture is worth a thousand words."
See if you can reconcile this image of an expanded matchking with the one depicted in the image above (posted by POP).
The majority of matchkings I've seek that look like the "famous & fragmented" versions displayed in the magazine articles were retrieved from berms at shooting ranges. I have not seen a bent or broken one come from a critter.
Once again were have the those who have and those who have not used matchkings posting conflicting results.
The below matchking was take from a moose (a flesh, bone and blood critter) not from a series of paper sheets soaked in water and stacked to resemble a moose.