Local butcher here still breaks down 4 or so sides of beef a week. I can get any cut my mind can think of. This is how get my 5-7 pound trimmed packers, he cuts them off the carcass. There's only 2 butchers I know of in this area that do this. The majority get all their beef pre cut in boxes.
They didn't have any mini packers today so the only brisket available was in a cryovac and 12 lbs. I didn't want one that large and didn't want to pay for the fat (don't know why the trimmed brisket from the carcass is the same cost per pound). Well they cut the toe side of the flat off for me and sold me the half with the point. They even trimmed some of the fat off the cap because I didn't want to pay for the waste.
Places like this are getting hard to come across.
Here's what I scored, 7 lbs of goodness.