Michael Zomber is a renowned historian who has shared his expertise on History Channel’s Tales of the Gun series. He has been collecting antique armor and arms for over 4 decades. Zomber has become a recognized authority around the world on Japanese samurai swords.
He holds a broad range of knowledge in the areas of European, Japanese, Islamic, and American arms and armor, ranging from the 16th to the 19th century. He believes that all precious weapons that are sold should go to people or institutions that would preserve them and honor their historical value by allowing future generations to learn from and observe them.
His passion can be seen through his storytelling. Michael Zomber has been credited with over a dozen screenplays and many historically based novels including Jesus and the Samurai, Shogun Iemitsu, and Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War. Jesus and the Samurai is a study of work traces the link between early Christianity and the development of samurai values. Shogun Iemitsu is a historical novel that tells the story of two samurais with intense accuracy in regards to Japanese swords, armor, and samurai culture.
His documentary film, Soul of the Samurai is critically acclaimed and was produced in association with him and his wife’s proprietary company, Renascent Films LLC. Renascent Films was founded in 1998 by Michael Zomber and his wife, Andrea. They have distributed films like La Cucaracha and Deep Sea Diving. The film company also supports other independent producers with financing and expertise.
According to PR News Wire, due to Michael Zomber’s intense knowledge of armed conflict, he understands the horrors and futility it brings. This awareness has made him an avid supporter of organizations that foster peace, like Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, Global Exchange, and UNICEF.
He is also involved with Antiwar.com and Randolph Bourne Institute, which are committed to free speech and lend a voice to the anti-war movement. Zomber also supports organizations that aid in assisting people after conflicts occur like Disabled American Veterans, an organization that helps ensure that those who have made sacrifices for the country can live fulfilling lives.