Michael Zomber is well known antique arms and armors expert who was recently released from prison after being falsely imprisoned back in 2003. Now that he is a free man again, Zomber has picked up a Bowie knife with an engraved inscription saying that it was taken from a guy named John Brown by an assassin that took an attempt on his life.
John Brown was a popular radical abolitionist. He believed that armed insurrection was the only way to get rid of slavery in the United States. Knowing the time period, it was not a popular idea. At the time of slavery the south states upheld slavery and would not allow anyone to escape slavery. Brown was punished and hanged by the South as a result of his actions and beliefs.
The knife comes from arguably one of the most bloodiest periods in American history. It is very decorative with ingrained writing, a spear-point blade, and a nickel handle inlaid with mother of pearl. The knife is considered very rare and treasure. It has caught the attention of several scientists, historians, treasure collectors, and journalists. Michael Zomber is one of the many that are very passionate and interested in this historic knife. Brown was a big player in the abolition movements, so the knife is a great way to remember his efforts. It goes down as a part of his personal history.
Micheal Zomber has gone on to write two popular historical fiction novels describing the Civil War. The two novels are called A Son of Kentucky and Sweet Betsy That’s Me. A Son of Kentucky paints a picture of what it was like to live in rural America before the start of the Civil War. The main character is a poor farm worker that refuses to use slave labor on principle.
Michael Zomber graduated from University of Illinois with two degrees in English and psychology. He went on to get a masters in English Literature at UCLA. His wife encouraged him to write several novels and screenplays, listed here on IMDb. Zomber produced a famous film called The Soul of the Samurai.