Due to it's size, I had to find interesting places to let it dry.
Once it dried I sanded it, cleaned it up and then gave it a coat of black acrylic.
Next I used some gripping tape to wrap around the handles.
It unfortunately got caught between some furniture I was moving around and got mangled. But I'm not overly upset. Materials are inexpensive and I can easily make a new one. I've also since gotten better with wood working, so I decided to make a new Bat'leth out of wood. I used my old template and printed out and cut half of the sword.