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Nutnfancy Identity: Is Nutnfancy’s Real Name Richard Hewitt?

Nutnfancy is a popular YouTube celebrity who reviews knives and guns. Unlike other reviewers, he does more than simply unboxes his review items: he actually uses it. He also is very knowledgeable about guns and is said to be a high ranking officer in the Air Force. Rumors say that he also has real law enforcement experience. In short, nutnfancy is an online badass.

What Haters/Trolls Say

Haters/trolls often complain about nutnfancy having long-winded speeches. They also believe that he is not the expert he poses to be. Some state that he is a POG (person other than grunt). Others criticize him for using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to take down videos criticizing his videos. For the review videos using clips from his videos, it qualifies as a DMCA request.

This post, taken from here, states that nutnfancy used the DMCA to take down negative videos on YouTube.

This post, which has now been deleted from Gun&Game, states that nutnfancy used the DMCA to take down negative videos on YouTube.

For these reasons and other reasons I have not listed, nutnfancy has been stated to be a man named Richard Hewitt.

In fact, so many people have been searching “nutnfancy real name Richard Hewitt” in Google that “Google suggest” actually shows Richard Hewitt in the suggestions. Also, searching for Richard Hewitt reports that he was involved in an avalanche in 2005. Read the story here. Pretty fitting for a dude who reviews tactical things online to survive an avalanche.

Is Nutnfancy Richard Hewitt?

With all this not-so-reliable online evidence/trolling, we wonder if nutnfancy is Richard Hewitt. One of the screenshots mentioned earlier stated that, because of his DMCA takedown request on YouTube, it has been made available that the company making the request was “Richard Hewitt LLC.” If this is the case, we would be able to search for Richard Hewitt LLC in Utah’s LLC database. By law, certain information about an LLC is made available to the public such as the owner’s name and the company’s current financial status.

Before we start that, we must test the validity of the troll’s claims. Why would nutnfancy have an LLC in the first place? Well, he *is* reviewing guns and knives online. He currently, as of May 27, 2013, has 329,000 subscribers and given the made up statistic that is somewhat true that 1 in a thousand is nutcase, we can assume that he has 329 nutcases subscribed to his channel. If one of those 329 decided to follow his advice (or even followed his advice wrongly) and gets hurt, nutnfancy might be liable for damages. Therefore, having a limited liability company is a good idea. Also given that nutnfancy is a smart guy (he is well informed about guns, knives, and politics), we can assume that he is aware of this and, therefore, has limited liability.

There is an LLC in Utah that is registered by a Richard Hewitt.

There is an LLC in Utah that is registered by a Richard Hewitt.

Since we are assuming nutnfancy has an LLC, is his LLC “Richard Hewitt LLC” as the trolls state? I searched on for “Richard Hewitt” in the business name section but it showed 0 results. However, when I searched for Richard Hewitt under the executive name section, it showed one result for “TNP YT LLC.” Nutnfancy’s channel goes by The Nutnfancy Project online and TNP is the abbreviation used by him and his followers. Also, YT is a common abbreviation for YouTube, the online portal on which he posts his videos. Therefore, is Richard Hewitt nutnfancy?

The address for TNP YT LLC leads to nowhere.

The address for TNP YT LLC leads to nowhere.

Well, the answer is we don’t really know. For the trolls stated that his LLC is “Richard Hewitt LLC” but a search of that business reports nothing, we don’t fully know if the troll is telling the truth or just trolling.

If the troll was telling the truth, then nutnfancy just dissolved one LLC and formed a new one, maybe in an attempt to remain anonymous. Given that he always wears a hat and glasses and given that he works for the government and given that a lot of his videos are political, we can see why he would hide his real identity. For “TNP YT LLC” is an obscure name that most people will not recognize, this is a good conclusion.

Also, for registering an LLC requires a state ID, we know that the owner of TNP YT LLC is a Richard Hewitt. However, is this Richard Hewitt nutnfancy? Or, is nutnfancy even Richard Hewitt? Well, we don’t really know.


It could be that a nutnfancy fan named Richard Hewitt who lives Utah heard about the nutnfancy rumors and decided to register an LLC with a similar sounding name. There is no proof that Richard Hewitt is nutnfancy. These two things are not actually linked because rumors are not evidence. Also, the cost of forming an LLC in Utah is only $70 (see Because forming an LLC in Utah is cheap, this whole thing might be a joke between Richard and some friends. “Hey, Bob, look at this! I got 10,000 people online to believe I’m nutnfancy!”


I’m not surprised if nutnfancy made this whole “Richard Hewitt” rumor up to mislead people about his real identity.

I don’t actually think nutnfancy is Richard Hewitt. This is why: nutnfancy has already shown his face on multiple YouTube videos and, because of that, all his family, friends, and coworkers would know he is a YouTube celebrity. Since everyone he is concerned about knows, why would he not state that his name is Richard Hewitt? Because he isn’t Richard Hewitt! Also, if he wants to remain anonymous online, what is a better way to remain anonymous then to have people thinking you are someone else? What if the troll that started this all was nutnfancy in the first place? Nutnfancy is an officer in the Air Force and a law enforcement expert, I wouldn’t be surprised if that is the truth. All he would need to do is find a friend who would register an LLC for him. That friend could have happened to be a Richard Hewitt.

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  2. The address for an LLC is most likely the registered agent. Corporations and LLCs file their registered address for legal service. Not the place of business or mailing address of the owner. I’m far from an Nutnfancy fan, but thought I would point that out.

  3. Nutnfancy is Rich Hewitt is a tanker pilot is an airline pilot and is NOT an expert on anything tactical and is not a police officer. He has said that he makes more $$ on YT than he does as an airline captain, which is substantial. He’s good at something though. BSing and pontificating about stuff he doesn’t know a whole lot about, and making himself sound like an expert.

  4. I went to school with Richard Hewitt at Brigham Young University. We were teachers assistants together. He was born in my hometown when his dad was in the airforce stationed in my hometown. His father was killed in Provo when a student flyer took the plane down. Would love to get hold of Richard.

  5. One of the early videos references his Air Force career and shows him entering his office with sign outside announcing it as office of a Lt Col USAF.Sorry I cant recall the name but remember the video and sign outside the door. You can re reference early postings to confirm or deny

  6. Back to Nutnfancy. I enjoy watching his videos because of the gear and his confidential manner of speech. Not to mention the sheer pleasure of seeing the gullies and dry terrain of somewhere in Utah!

  7. A run-n-gun with him is on my bucket list. Not likely that he is in any company’s pockets. He will praise the cheap stuff if its awesome and talk smack about the BIG BRANDS if they come out with junk. One thing in particular i’ve noticed is he will even state if he is a fan of something before a review. Therefore his bias is laid out on the table for all to see before continuing his review. I think he does stellar work and hope he keeps it up for years to come. And i could care less what name he was given by God, his family or himself. Thanks TNP!!

  8. Nutn shows his face on many videos, and has posted photos of himself (some along with his wife and TacticalDoodle as a child) in uniform and with the aircraft he piloted.

  9. Nutnfancy is just awesome dudes! Yeah, that’s got to be his name and I’m glad to know it now. I’ve had many hours of enjoyment watching his vids. You know like I really like the “run and gun” vids. He has a lot of great info in his table top reviews. Like he really sold me on the Sig Saeur P226. But, I don’t agree with him on everything. I really like Berettas like the M9 and they PX4. I even like the H&K USP compact. But, like he says, “your mileage may very!”

  10. He is Richard Hewitt.

    Go to the avalanche article.

    1: As already mentioned, the dog is a giveaway. Same breed, color and name.
    2: The hiker Rich. Hewitt (Nutnfancy) was hiking with a friend called Kevin Coburn. Kevin is the photographer of the picture with Hewitt in it.
    Look up Kevin Coburn on Facebook. He’s a pilot like Nutnfancy and guess what: He “Likes” the Nutnfancy channel.

    I rest my case.
    There is no doubt at all.

  11. the news article points to him and his dog allie, which is allie the wonderdog that has her own videos on his channel, THEREFORE he is richard hewitt

  12. Nutnfancy is Richard Hewitt which is easy to verify with basic computer skills and a NSA database.

    Problem solved.

  13. Nutnfancy is foremost a sales man,
    my assessment is that he & others are working
    indirectly for a roof organisation that is responsible
    for promoting & selling guns knifes & gear, and that organisation
    was created by all gun\knife\gear company’s to increase their little market share of all of them together.

    i think this story should be investigated
    since its all about selling the public things he doesn’t really need, which is all about the money.

  14. Nutnfancy’s dog is a black lab named Allie, which is what is pictured in the news clipping from the 2005 avalanche that you put a link to on this page. also, we do know that he resides in Utah because he has stated it in his videos before. I think that there is more than enough conclusive evidence that you yourself provided to be able to determine with at least a moderate level of plausibility, that Richard Hewitt is in fact Nutnfancy.

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