Michael Zomber is an internationally recognized antique arms and armor collector. Zomber’s vast knowledge in antiques dates back to over 40 years after his friend took him to a gun show during a road trip. He shares the in-depth knowledge that he has acquired through films, publishing books, and storytelling. Besides having an antique collection as a hobby, Zomber has also decided to be an investor on the antiques. He holds a double major in English and Psychology from the University of Illinois. His passion for education led him to study a Masters in English Literature at UCLA.
The Tales of the Gun Series
The historian Zomber is renowned for his contribution in the Tales of the Gun series at the History Channels. He has aired episodes on different pistols such as Dueling Pistols and Automatic Pistols. He has also contributed on various guns episodes such as the Guns of the Famous, Million Dollar Guns, Shotguns, and the Guns of the Orient. Michael Zomber great collection of the Japanese Samurai sword made him an international recognized authority in the antique collection world.
The Soul of Samurai
Zomber has learned a lot about the Samurai swords. Following the information that he had acquired about different antiques, Zomber teamed up with his wife in establishing Renascent Films. The primary goal of the filming company was to produce different independent movies and documentaries. One of their greatest achievements is the production of the Soul of Samurai documentary. In the documentary, Michael Zomber talks about the Philosophy of Bushido, which is a way of honoring the Samurai warriors. The late Reverend Kensho Furuya, a Zen Buddhist played a very important part in ensuring perfection in the film through his wise counsel. Zomber believes in Bushido teachings of honor and loyalty as the most important quality in a person’s life.
Some of Zomber’s works include the “Jesus and the Samurai: The Shining Religion and the Samurai,” which links the present Christianity with the traditional samurai virtues. He has also authored other books including the “Shogun Iemitsu,” “Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A Child of Civil War,” “A Son of Kentucky,” and the “Park Avenue.”
His in depth knowledge of the painful effects of war has seen him support peacekeeping organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Global Exchange, UNICEF, and Amnesty International. His philanthropic works also extend to other organizations such as Get Lit’s, Disabled American Veterans, The Antiwar.com, The Smile Train, and Randolph Bourne Institute.