There are many historians who study the weaponry of the ancient societies. Michael Zomber is one of those historians. But unlike the others, Michael also studies the weaponry of more recent times. He is famed for his knowledge of antique firearms and the armor of those days. He’s spent more than forty years collecting, trading, and selling antique arms and armor. He has accumulated a vast knowledge of every kind of weapon; from swords and shields to pistols and Kevlar. He seems to have a passion for antique weapons of all kinds, not just those made popular by movies.
He is such an expert of many different periods of weaponry, that he earned a spot on a History Channel’s series as a guest historian. The series, Tales of the Gun, covered a broad spectrum of antique and modern firearms. The series contained six specials, which are titled: Guns of the Famous, Guns of the Orient, Dueling Pistols, Shotguns, Automatic Pistols, and Million Dollar Guns. Apart from his love of antique firearms, he’s also an expert authority on Japanese samurai swords. He’s studied the entire samurai culture and all its modern adaptations. He is internationally recognized for his familiarity about the samurai.
What really makes Michael Zomber such a great historian is the fact that he’s a storyteller at heart. He’s not one of those people who writes stories and doesn’t really make anything of themselves. He’s written dozens of screenplays and a number of historical novels that were actually published. His more notable novels would be Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War, Shogun Iemitsu, and one non-fiction novel called Jesus and the Samurai. All of his novels are currently in print and can be purchased at many bookstore retailers.
He’s also a successful filmmaker. He’s made independent documentaries and short films about what he’s passionate about. He has one critically acclaimed documentary, Soul of the Samurai, which he produced in association with his wife and Renascent Films LLC.