Born in Washington D.C., Michael Zomber is one of the world’s leading authorities on Japanese samurai swords. His passion for collecting arms and armor has lasted over four decades and extend to European, Islamic and American arms. He is particularly interested in the weapons made from the sixteenth century all the way through the nineteenth century. Michael Zomber’s passion for collecting is inspired by his belief that ownership of artwork depends on the collector’s stewardship abilities. According to him, present and future generations must appreciate the responsibility to collect and care for art work.
According to his website, Zomber’s collection includes precious weapons that he sometimes sells to interested parties. He only sells to people and organizations that appreciate their historical and monetary value and are capable of preserving them in their mint condition. This will enable future generations appreciate the history of the societies that made the weapons.
Besides being a collector of arms, Michael is a historian, and he has made significant contribution as a guest on the History Channel in their series ‘Tales of Guns’. The series include such episodes as ‘Guns of the Famous’, Guns of the Orient, Dueling Pistols, Shotguns, Automatic pistols and Million Dollar guns. In these programs, Zomber shares his useful insights about guns. Zomber’s work as a historian has inspired his commitment to fostering world peace, having been exposed to the destructive effects of war. He is passionate about supporting organizations whose aim is to encourage amicable solutions to conflicts.
Michael Zomber is also a published author. His most notable historical novels include Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War, and Shogun Iemitsu. He has also published a non-fictional book entitled Jesus and the Samurai, as well as over a dozen screenplays. Together with his wife, Andrea, Zomber has also produced a critically acclaimed documentary film, Soul of the Samurai.
The author, collector, philanthropist, film maker and dealer continues to work with others in order to preserve history as well as enhance world peace. Find more information on Michael’s CrunchBase, which has a great outline of his career.