The first kebabs — and I can’t even write that without hearing it in Jamie Oliver’s voice — were made by soldiers cooking meat by skewering it on their swords and holding it over camp fires. Well, that’s what the Arabic tradition says anyway. But like anything popular, everyone is trying to claim it.
Use the sword if you’ve got it. Or use this method that doesn’t require a sword … or an open fire … or any cooking skill whatsoever.