Michael Zomber is famous for many things. Probably you have heard of him in film production. Other know him as a weapons collector, others know him as a TV personality in the Tales of the Gun series on the channel History, while others know him as an author. Zomber is surely a man of many passions, but ideally those passions revolve around the history of weapons.
Michael Zomber has more than thirty years of experience as a weapons collector. He has owned and sold rare and treasured weapon from all parts of the world. He deals with weaponry from Europe, Far East (especially ancient Japanese weaponry), Middle and Near East (the Islamic/Arabic weaponry) and America. The weapons he deals in are valuable not only for their rarity but also the artistic workmanship. He showcases his expertise in weaponry in The History Channel.
In September this year, 2016, Zomber acquired the “Bowie Knife”. The knife’s contemporary inscription claims that the knife was retrieved from John Brown by the assassin who made an attempt on his life. The knife, or dagger as others would prefer, features a coffin-handle made of nickel inlaid with Mother of Pearl, and a spear-point blade.
Zomber has written several historical books. Two of his fictional novels, ‘A Son of Kentucky’ and ‘Sweet Besty That’s Me’, focus on the lives of folks affected by the Civil War. He has also authored a non-fiction book titled Jesus and the Samurai, a must read for people interested in Japanese artifacts.
Michael Zomber holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology from the University of Illinois. Also, he holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from University of California, Los Angeles. In close collaboration with his wife, Zomber established a film production company called Renascent Films. He resides in Philadelphia and is the father of two children, Gabriella and Christopher.