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Michael Zomber; a Renowned Guns and Sword Experts

Published / by Alice

Michael Zomber is a renowned firearms and armor collector and a distinguished historian. He was born in 1949 in Washington D.C. of German parentage. Zomber spent much of his childhood years in New Jersey and Philadelphia. For over 30 years, Zomber has built a reputation as a knowledgeable and ethical arms dealer. According to Renascent Films website, this experience has seen him make several appearances in History Channel episodes as an expert and historian. The episodes include; Automatic Pistols, Guns of the Famous, Shortguns, Dueling Pistols and Guns of the Orient. Michael Zomber is also an internationally acclaimed authority on Japanese samurai swords.

One of his major works is the Soul of Samurai film documentary, where he talks about certain Samurai customs and practices. Zomber has written several books and documentary features. His written credits include; Shogun Iemitsu, Sweet Betsy that Me: A Child of the Civil War and Jesus and the Samurai. For the Shogun Iemitsu, Zomber has written a full screen play and television series. Over the years Zomber has had a long checkered career, According to the University of Michigan website, in 2003 he was wrongfully convicted of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Under the conviction, Zomber was charged with overcharging firearms collector and millionaire businessman, Joseph Murphy.

The conviction forced Zomber to leave his family in order to serve 2 years in a prison camp. In 2008, the conviction was overturned and forced into a retrial by the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The charges were finally withdrawn by the prosecution in July 2009.  During his time in prison, Zomber spent a lot of time tutoring prisoners to pass GED examinations. He also wrote several legal documents, novels and nonfiction books. Outside his official work engagements, Zomber supports various organizations, whose mission is to bring peace.

The peace promoting organizations include; UNICEF, the International and Global Exchange, Amnesty International and Doctors Without Borders. Zomber is married and has two children, Christopher and Gabriella. His wife, Andrea is the President of the highly reputable Renascent Films, which is an independent boutique film production company. During his early schooling years, Zomber attended Friends Central School in Pennsylvania and graduated with a cum laude. He holds a bachelors degree with honors in Psychology and English Literature as well as a master’s degree in English Literature from UCLA.  Follow Michael on Facebook, and be sure to have a look at his official website.