Michael Zomber: Historical Genius and Philanthropist

There is something special about those who go into the antique business, and Michael Zomber is one of those people. Zomber spends his time collecting and selling antique items, specifically arms from between the 1500s and the 1800s. Most important to Zomber when it comes to antique weaponry is not necessarily the amount of money that can be obtained by the items, but instead the historical value.

Zomber has extensive knowledge spanning much of the old weaponry of America, Europe, Japan, and the Islamic faith. His biography states that he prefers dealing with those who have a similar desire to protect history as he does.

In addition to his work in the world of antique arms, Zomber has been involved in the creation of multiple films. One of these films in particular, Soul of the Samurai, is a documentary movie that he worked on. Not only was he involved in the film’s set design and props, he also did quite a bit of writing and researching for the script. He even worked on the movie project with the deceased yet well-known Buddhist master Kensho Furuya.

As a man with a vast amount of knowledge in regard to history, Zomber has also written several historical novels of his own. One is Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan, an educational text about Japanese culture, weaponry, and the samurai. Another short novel he published around the same time goes by the name Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War. This piece saw the Civil War through the eyes of a young Kentucky girl, and was part of a trilogy.

Lastly, Zomber tops off his successes and antique genius by being actively involved in charity. For the most part, he donates to organizations dedicated to peace and love toward others, such as antiwar.com, the Global Exchange, Disabled American Veterans, and The Smile Train. He and his wife, Andrea, team up to give to these endeavors.

They live together with their children in Philadelphia.