Over the centuries, people have found ways to create a means of protection during combat. One such way is with the use of armor that is made of metal. Metal has been used to create exterior body armor over the course of many cultures. One person who believes that such armor is not only useful as a means of self protection but also as a form of art is Japanese metal expert Michael Zomber. Zomber has done much to help provide people with an understanding of how metal can be formed into armor. In doing so, he has shown that it is possible to take all kinds of ordinary metals and create something that is quite extra ordinary and quite visually impressive at the same time.
So Much To Tell Us
Japan, as Zomber knows well, is one place where the world of personal body armor has a long and honorable history. It is in Japan during the period of the Samurai that the very possibilities of body armor started to come to life. This time frame was one in which people began to see that armor could be bent to help fashion many varied shapes that could be fitted to each individual person. Zomber has helped to show that the armor that was in use back then still has much to tell us about how metal can be used today in our world to create shapes that are pleasing to the eye and also help protect those who may fight.
His Own World
Historians of Japanese armor like Zomber are about complete accuracy and the love of this time frame. They know the importance a good accurate story about the many ways that the delicate and strong metals of this time were used. They have helped show that metal was a much valued commodity during this time and one that experts in Japan at that time knew quite well. This is why historians like Zomber wish to give credit to the world that fashioned such objects and help many other people appreciate how much craft went into creating them. Check out his historical books on Amazon, or read more about Michael’s career on About.me.