Short of using a gyuto like a ninja weapon on a pineapple, it will do fine at that task and the gourd work.
What you don't want to do, as Mark said, is use either of those knives for busting up chicken bones (or any bones).
The Tojiro western deba that Mark linked to is kind of the goto western deba around here. It doesn't look different than a regular knife, so it fits well with most people.
However, there are other options.
The Hiromoto is nice:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/histg3de17.html
The Takeda is nice as well, but getting kind of pricey:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/takedadeba.html