TL1 is bronze age.
I want to buy some light scale armor for my character and because he's TL1 that means there's no iron armor.
That means using bronze.
There's a rule about bronze armor being more expensive than iron. What they don't tell me is if that rule applies to pre-iron armors.
It probably does.
That changes the price of the armor considerably. From $528 to $2,112.
Leather, you say?