Michael Zomber-Writer, Historical Contributor


World-renowned antique arms and armors expert Michael Zomber has a been pursuing his passion of studying and collecting antique arms for over forty years. He is known as an expert when it comes to weapons, including firearms and swords. His collections have included weapons owned by famous people including George Washington and Simon Bolivar. He recently acquired a Bowie knife that was used in the attempted assassination of John Brown, a well-known abolitionist. He has studied European, Japanese, Islamic and American arms and armor. He has made appearances as a guest historian on History Channel’s Tale of the Gun series and A&E’s History of the Gun, all of which can be viewed on YouTube. Zomber has extensively studied the life of samurai, and he chose to share his knowledge when he wrote and produced The Soul of the Samurai, a documentary film that details the life and beliefs of the samurai.

Michael Zomber is also an accomplished writer who has written more than a dozen screen plays and historical novels, including Park Avenue, Son of Kentucky, Jesus and the Samurai, Shogun Iemitsu, and Sweet Betsy That’s Me. When writing historical fiction, Zomber performs extensive research in order to ensure that the characters, settings, and facts used in his writings are authentic.

Because of his historical knowledge of armed conflict, Michael Zomber supports organizations with missions of peace, such as UNICEF, Amnesty International, and Doctors Without Borders.

Zomber was born in Washington, D.C. He studied English Literature and Psychology at the University of Illinois, and earned his Masters Degree in English Literature at UCLA. Zomber lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and two children.  Follow alongside his career on Facebook