Michael Zomber is an expert on antique arms and armor. He has been collecting them for over 40 years. He has been a History Channel guest historian numerous times during the series called Tales of the Gun. He shared his expertise on the segments on Guns of the Orient, Guns of the Famous, Dueling Pistols, Million Dollar Guns, Automatic Pistols and Shotguns. Zomber is also a recognized expert on Japanese samurai swords. He is also a published author that has written several historical novels and has produced Soul of the Samurai, a critically acclaimed documentary film.
A husband and father of two, Zomber is a native of Washington D.C. and lives just outside Philadelphia with his wife and children. He attended UCLA where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Literature as well as a BS in Psychology. At heart Michael Zomber is a story teller. He has written over a dozen screenplays as well as several historical novels including Son of Kentucky, Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War, Sweet Betsy, Shogun Iemitsu and Jesus and the Samurai. He also wrote Park Avenue, a book that looks at high level art auctions and is based on personal experiences with Christie’s, Sotheby’s and major auction houses. He also owns Renascent Films LLC with his wife Andrea.
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Michael Zomber is an expert in 16th to 19th century American, European, Islamic and Japanese arms and armor. He points out that French King Louis XIII, King Ludwig of Bavaria, Russia’s Katherine the Great and President Abraham Lincoln all collected and commissioned fine firearms. Zomber sees his role as someone who is preserving exquisite ancient arms for future generations. He tries to sell the ancient weapons to people that appreciate their historical value and will keep them preserved in pristine condition.
Historian Zomber understands the futility and horrors of war. Therefore he supports a number of non-governmental organizations that consistently work towards and foster peace. Those organizations include UNICEF, Global Exchange, Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, Antiwar.com, Randolph Bourne Institute, Disabled American Veterans, The Smile Train and Get Lit.