Michael Zomber is an internationally recognized expert on Japanese Samurai swords and a collector of antique arms and armor. His passion goes back more than 40 years and he is always willing to share his expertise and his stories. His areas of expertise include American, Islamic, Japanese and European arms and weaponry from the 16th through the 19th century.
Mr. Zomber was born in Washington, D.C. and currently lives with his family on the outskirts of Philadelphia. His educational background includes studying at UCLA and earning a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Psychology and a Master’s Degree in English Literature.
He loves to tell stories and tells them well. His writing credits include penning more than a dozen screenplays and several historical novels. His novels include “Sweet Betsey That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War and Shogun Iemitsu. He authored a non-fiction piece of work entitled “Jesus and the Samurai. These pieces of work are still in print. Zomber and his wife also produced a documentary entitled “Soul of the Samurai,” which received a great deal of positive attention.
As a historian, Mr. Zomber is very aware of the horrors armed conflict will bring, but also knows such weaponry has a place in history and is an advocate of keeping their history in perspective and being good stewards for the weapons. Rather than think of the weapons as evil, owners and gun enthusiast are reminded to always appreciate their beauty and past service.
Mr. Zomber is also a great supporter of organizations that advocate for peaceful resolution of conflicts. He supports organizations such as Amnesty International, Antiwar.com, Doctors without Borders, Global Exchange and UNICEF. His overall goal is to make a positive difference for those involved in violent conflict. He calls his support for such organizations his labor of love. The organizations also work on behalf of the children around the world in an effort to end hunger and care for children with life threatening challenges.