Michael Zomber is an internationally known expert on ancient arms and armaments. He been collecting them for over forty years. His goal is to preserve the history of the weapons through the collection, caring for and selling of antique Japanese samurai swords and other types of antique weapons. He’s only willing to sell the ancient arms to people that share his passion and desire for safeguarding the past by preserving and displaying the weapons. Zomber is also an author. His two most popular topics are the Japanese samurai and the Civil War era in the United States.
Many people are familiar with Michael Zomber from his appearances on the History Channel. During his appearances he shares his valuable expertise and little-known facts about the ancient weapons he collects and studies. Zomber is a frequent guest historian on the History Channel series Tales of the Gun. He’s appeared on episodes like Guns of the Orient, Guns of the Famous, Million Dollar Guns, Dueling Guns, Automatic Pistols and Shotguns. Zomber helps to bring those shows to life by sharing his unique insight into their manufacture and use.
Michael Zomber has also written a number of books. An acknowledged expert on Japanese weapons and samurai culture, some of his most popular books include Shogun Iemitsu and Jesus and the Samurai. He’s also produced a critically acclaimed documentary entitled Soul of the Samurai. Zomber’s historical Civil War era books include Son of Kentucky, Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War and Sweet Betsy. His book Park Avenue offers a fascinating inside look at high level art auctions and what goes on behind the scenes. Zomber is truly a gifted storyteller.
American, European, Islamic and Japanese arms and armor produced during the 16th to 19th centuries are Michael Zomber’s area of expertise. The author, collector, dealer and historian loves to share his knowledge. He sees stewardship of these great artworks as a responsibility to future generations. He strives to ensure the individuals and institutions to whom he sells these precious weapons honor their historical value by preserving them in pristine condition.